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Pallarenda

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0859
State/Region:
QLD Townsville
Post Code:

Length:
2.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
cape pallarenda (2)  (0.8km) cape pallarenda (1)  (1km) shelly creek (east)  (1.3km) rowes bay  (1.9km) shelly beach  (2.4km)

Beach

Pallarenda Beach and Rowes Bay are essentially one long beach cut in the middle by Three Mile Creek. Both beaches are backed by a 1 to 2 km wide, low, coastal plain. Pallarenda Beach (859) is 2.5 km long, faces east and receives low waves usually less than 0.3 m. These maintain a low, 50 m wide high tide beach fronted by 100 to 200 m wide intertidal sand flats. The northern end of the beach lies in the Environmental Park and has a number of facilities and picnic areas. Just south of the park entrance is a concrete boat ramp and a swimming enclosure, backed by the small Pallarenda residential settlement. The Cape Pallarenda Road runs right behind the beach, providing good access for the entire length, with a grassy foreshore reserve between the road and the beach.

Swimming

The best spot is at Pallarenda, with the added safety of the stinger net during summer. All beaches can only be used at mid to high tide owing to the low tide flats.

Surfing

Usually none.

Fishing

Best at high tide near the creek mouths.

General

Pallarenda and Rowes Bay are two of Townsville’s more accessible and popular beaches, offering excellent access and plenty of space.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp
  • Pool Pool

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 20/03/2009 13:21:24

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Pallarenda (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • Crocodiles Crocodiles
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range

    Service Providers

    • Pallarenda (Lifeguards)

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    WEATHER

    Sat, 01 Oct 02:00 pm

    TOWNSVILLE (3 km)


    Possible shower.
    30.60 °C
    NNE/19 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    29° 22° 29° 23° 29° 24° 29° 23° 29° 23° 29° 22°

    WATER

    26

    Issued at Fri, 30 Sep 14:22

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      6 km/h
      0.1m
    • NE
      19 km/h
      0.4m
    • NNE
      12 km/h
      0.3m
    • NNE
      23 km/h
      0.5m
    • NNW
      17 km/h
      0.4m
    • ESE
      15 km/h
      0.2m
    • S
      11 km/h
      0.2m
    • SE
      13 km/h
      0.3m

    Townsville issued at Fri, 30 Sep 17:59

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
    Swell:
    East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    14



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      03:02
      0.91m
    • high
      09:02
      2.83m
    • low
      15:04
      1.06m
    • high
      21:09
      2.97m

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    Townsville issued at Sat, 01 Oct 14:53

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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